Poll results: NASCAR vs F1

Last week I asked how many of you watch NASCAR as well as Formula 1.

I also watched the Daytona 500 and suggested some things F1 can learn from NASCAR.

Here are the results of the poll:

Poll results: NASCAR vs F1

OK so most of you don’t but over a fifth of F1 fans here also keep an eye on NASCAR. I wouldn’t have though it was that many, and I wonder what the figure might look like in 12 months’ time?

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20 comments on Poll results: NASCAR vs F1

  1. Robert McKay said on 25th February 2008, 20:55

    I watched the Auto Club 500 today, and it certainly interested me more than the Daytona 500. Felt a bit less artifical because drivers were actually able to pull away from the pack and build up a lead (small leads, admittedly, in F1 terms, but not quite the ridiculous 30 cars side by side for the whole race of Daytona).

    But again I ask, who is coming to F1fanatic and voting in polls that say they don’t watch F1? I don’t really understand.

  2. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 25th February 2008, 20:56

    I don’t know but perhaps some old Vote 2000 jokes would work here: The ballot was confusing? Hanging chads? Right-wing conspiracy?

  3. I want to know who the two people are that dont watch F1 but visit F1 Fanatic…

  4. Scootin159 said on 25th February 2008, 21:14

    “Accuracy: +/- 2 votes” ;)

  5. TommyBellingham said on 25th February 2008, 21:59

    I watched Auto Club 500 wasnt very good. Very annoying i stayed up to find out the race was going to be the day after too :(

  6. Perhaps the people voting that they don’t tune in for F1 are just messing around by trying to stir up the conversation we’re all having about that voting choice. That would be an unfortunate misuse of the poll, but it happens with narly every electronic survey- that’s one of the lessons I learned firsthand in the dreaded research methods class I was required to take last semester.

    I’ll be tuning in for the early-season races in NASCAR, mostly because F1 will air in the morning here for the most part and other sports over here are slim at that time of the year- baseball won’t be in swing until April,and the NFL offseason is so darn long!!There may be some good races in the mix on the NASCAR slate, so I would advise keeping an eye on the sport from time to time.

  7. having here people voting for ” I watch NASCAR but not F1″ has about the same reasons I had people voting for Button to be 2008 F1 champion :-) .

  8. I think that NASCAR road races are actually more exciting than F1 races, the problem is there are only 2 races a year (possibly 3 per series). The cars are so much heavier and evenly matched that the smallest mistake can cost you big. These cars seem almost impossible to drive at Walkin Glen that the good road racers tend to rise to the top.

    There are probably about 15 drivers that would have stayed in open wheel series and been mildly successful if the money wasnt so much better in stock cars. Heres to a spin off road racing series using the same overwieght cars (thats not in Asia).

  9. Chris Johnson said on 26th February 2008, 21:44

    I actually think I voted “don’t watch either”, but it’s been a while, and my memory’s not so good anymore … Basically, it is true that i don’t watch, and here’s why. I quitwhen it became the Schumi/Ferrari show, and as great as he is, it just became boring. I don’t get the channel that shows GPs, so that’s made it easy, but I’ll admit that I watch youtube highlights. This addiction to Formula One that I’ve had for over 30 years, is hard to shake. I don’t want to sound like one of those old nutters that always says things were better in the old days, but the sport continues to go in the wrong direction. Looking at better promoted sports (like NASCAR), some common sense and more creative technical freedoms would help, but I’m not holding my breath.

  10. Eric said on 29th July 2008, 20:45

    I am from a rural area in the United States and don’t watch NASCAR. I follow F1 every race weekend and attend a couple of F1 races every year, but NASCAR? I just can’t get excited about watching a bunch of rednecks drive in circles and bump into each other, rather watch grass grow or paint dry.

  11. i think f1 is the #1 motorsports in the world but nascar is an all out very competitive circuit i like f1 its very fast and amazing but nascar has caught the eyes of americans to be the second sport next to nfl so in the next 5 years ill be the #1 sport in america so is quickly growing strong i love nascar and like f1 fierce competition nascar cant be ignored

  12. Skeptovacate said on 30th September 2008, 13:49

    Given that GP2 and F1 have similar rules…..
    Given that ALL F1 teams have the SAME rules…
    GIVEN that FERRARI IS SO FAR UP THE FIA’S ASS….

    You get GP2 teams with INSTANT drive throughs
    for the SAME if not LESSER infractions than FERRARI
    that get’s a monetary penalty AFTER the race…
    While Hamilton, also after the race, is
    DISQUALIFIED….. Question is .. just HOW FAR UP THE
    FIA’S ASS IS FERRARI? Or vice versa if you like!

    McLaren was caught and HEAVILY PENALIZED for what
    FERRARI HAS DONE FOR YEARS!
    LAST YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I suggest ANYONE that knows anything to the contrary
    to POST IT HERE!

    BTW…. NASCAR SUCKS….. :)

  13. Skeptovacate said on 30th September 2008, 13:55

    ahhh… crap…. I’m infusing F1 with AMA SBK…..
    HARDLY NASCAR!!!!!
    Instead of “DISQUALIFIED”, I meant 25 second penalty…
    Doesn’t mean FERRARI IS SO FAR UP THE FIA’S ASS IT’S NOT
    FUNNY though….

  14. Skeptovacate said on 30th September 2008, 13:57

    ……. and it’s getting sad…… REAL SAD
    But Bernie likes it rough ehh?

  15. Mark said on 28th June 2009, 8:54

    I think your results are biased … I mean, your website is F1fanatic.co.uk … How many NASCAR fans do you really think would look at this site based on the name?

    NASCAR Rules!

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